The Oscars 2016

The Oscars 2016

The Oscars red carpet is rolled out as stars arrive in Hollywood


The red carpet was rolled out at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, kicking off the countdown to the 88th Oscars ceremony. Staff unravelled the 500 foot long carpet on Hollywood Boulevard, where the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lawrence will all make their entrance on Sunday evening.

Crew are also continuing to assemble a number of larger-than-life gold Oscars statues outside the venue as they work around the clock to ensure everything is in order for the highly-anticipated ceremony.



The red carpet has been rolled out ahead of the Oscars

Preparations outside the theatre began earlier this week, with a number of stages and media pens built along Hollywood Boulevard, while staff inside the venue have been busy preparing the golden envelopes that will hold the names of this year's winners.

Meanwhile a number of stars have already begun arriving in Los Angeles ahead of the awards, including Brie Larson, Kate Hudson, Sylvester Stallone and Best Actor nominee Matt Damon. He is nominated for his performance in The Martian, but will face tough competition from Eddie Redmayne and Leonardo DiCaprio, who is hotly-tipped to win his very first Oscar for The Revenant.


Brie Larson has arrived in Los Angeles for the Oscars

While this year's ceremony has not been short of controversy, with stars including Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith saying they will boycott the Oscars due to a lack of diversity, it is still set to be a glittering and glamorous affair as ever.

Best Original Song nominees Sam Smith and The Weeknd are among the performers, while Lady Gaga will take to the stage for the second year in a row to perform her nominated track 'Til it Happens to You.


Final preparations are underway at the Dolby Theatre for Sunday's ceremony

With nominees including Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Cate Blanchett sat in the crowd and Chris Rock at the helm it promises to be an incredible night. We can't wait!

HELLO! Online will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the night. Read our live blog or follow @hellomag on Twitter for all the latest news.

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